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Singapore man gets jail, caning for raping sister

A Singapore court has sentenced a man who raped his younger sister to 13 years in jail, a media report said.

world Updated: Feb 20, 2010 13:22 IST

A Singapore court has sentenced a man who raped his younger sister to 13 years in jail, a media report said on Saturday.

The now 21-year-old brother, who was not named to protect the victim's identity, started to rape his sister, now 16, when both shared a bedroom in 2005 or 2006, the Straits Times newspaper reported.

He repeatedly raped his sister, the youngest of three siblings in the family, until 2007 when the girl eventually left home to live with her then-boyfriend.

The teenage girl did not reveal the abuse until April last year, the report said.

Her brother was also ordered to be caned 15 strokes.

In sentencing Friday, the judge took into account his young age at the time of the crime, said the report.